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Media 3's run ending as Comcast moves in

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When, in the late 1990s, NBC had the brilliant idea to circumvent New York's unions by locating its cable networks, MSNBC and CNBC, across the Hudson in New Jersey, Damon Haimoff, an NBC technician, saw a business opportunity. His Media 3, the independent remote studio he started in midtown Manhattan, became the destination for every talking head who didn’t want to sit in bridge and tunnel traffic.

In some manner, Media 3 helped create the cable look and feel of disembodied heads and, as well, trained a generation of media whores in the art of talking naturally into a blank lens.



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